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Subject: Summer status report

Summer status report

From: Nielsen Linus (ext) <"Nielsen>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 10:20:20 +0200

Hello fellow rockers!

Summer is here, and the Rockbox project activity has decreased, naturally.
Still, a lot of things is happening, and I'll take this opportunity to tell
you what is happening.

The major quirks in release 1.1, like the Player sound quality and the
bass/treble bug have been fixed in the current CVS builds. We have MP3
playback on all Recorder models, and we are adding nice features every day.
A 1.2 release shouldn't be far away now. Björn is on vacation, and he has
the final word in this matter.

The USB is now detected, so you can insert the USB while running Rockbox and
it automatically switches to USB mode, and back again when you unplug it.
Without rebooting! (Not that it makes any major difference to the user, but
the coolness factor is quite huge! :-)

Battery charging is in the works. That is a very sensitive matter, since we
don't want to wear the batteries out, not any faster than the original
Archos firmware anyway. I have been doing a lot of research, and the ability
to charge the batteries with Rockbox should make it into the 1.2 release.

And of course there have been a lot of UI improvements. It is actually quite
usable now. I run Rockbox on my Recorder every day.

Feel free to try the daily builds and report your comments to the mailing
list or on IRC. Again, please do not file bug reports on sourceforge on
other than the official releases. Daily builds are not releases.

Have a nice summer!

Linus Nielsen Feltzing
Received on 2002-07-04

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